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Painful photo of Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes gets Man Utd fans talking

Painful photo of Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes gets Man Utd fans talking

Manchester United boosted their credentials of finishing in the top four positions with a 1-0 win over West Ham in their last Premier League outing at Old Trafford.

A Craig Dawson own goal in the first half proved to be enough to secure three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on the night, as United moved to within fourteen points of first-placed Manchester City – and nine clear of West Ham, albeit the East London outfit have an extra game in hand.

Leaving it all on the pitch against West Ham

While the entire team fought their best to keep the Hammers’ efforts at bay, it was Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes in particular who constituted a major talking point on Twitter after a painful picture of the duo emerged following the West Ham win.

The screenshot from the live telecast featured the Portuguese talisman clutching his hamstring as the English forward took a breather for himself in the 80th minute of the game. The job was not done yet despite both of them putting in incredible shifts to ward off the Hammers’ efforts in the second half.

Leading from the front

Rashford and Fernandes have arguably been two of United’s standout performers throughout the season so far, with their exploits in the opposition half making the difference in most of the club’s games this season.

Fernandes, who has scored 16 goals in the league and assisted a further 10 goals, along with Rashford, who has scored and assisted nine goals each, account for almost half of United’s total goal tally (56) so far this season – but it was their exploits in defensive transition which helped United get the three points against West Ham this past weekend.

Is Man United running them ragged?

While most of the Red Devils’ faithful praised the dynamic duo for their valiant efforts, a section of the support also criticized Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for not taking his best players off – risking potential injuries to both of United’s main men this season.

Fans react to painful photo of Bruno and Rashford

Manchester United’s stand-out performers on the night were applauded by fans on social media, as they ‘fought for the badge’ and eventually secured the three points for their beloved club in a hard-fought game against David Moyes’ men.

ESPN duo discuss whether Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford have been overplayed